Help Your Kids set Goals

At this time of year there’s a lot of focus on adults getting their acts together. We want to get in shape, save money, make more money, reach new milestones. But what about our kids? If we help them develop goals, gain focus and make a plan, I believe that will give them a life skill […]

OMG it’s Back to School Time!

  Ok parents, I hate to say it but it is back to school time. In fact, some of you might have already sent your little ones back. Here in Philadelphia we are lucky enough to call it summer until the day after Labor Day. So I usually avoid facing the end of summer until I […]

Summer Sanity Savers – Review

The first thing I like about this book is that it’s short and to the point. Because as a work-from-home mom of three, who has time to read a 200 page How To book? Prerna offers some great ideas for how to streamline your workload , which really apply to all year, not just the […]

Spring Greening Ideas

While everyone is talking about Spring Cleaning, why not consider “Spring Greening?” April 22nd is Earth Day and the sunny spring weather, popping plants and just being outdoors reminds us of the beauty of nature.  With so many negative reports on the hazards in our environment, I urge you to consider what you can do […]

The Organized Home

When you are a professional organizer, you often get this question, “So is YOUR house really organized?”  To which I always reply, “Yes.” It’s not perfect, my spices are not alphabetized (in fact, neither are my files) but it functions well. Recently my husband was asked that question and he replied “no” without hesitation! Really? […]

The Basement: The Last Frontier!

At one time, basements were the last frontier with regard to sprucing up a home. They were often damp, gray and only used to do laundry and store things that couldn’t possibly fit in your living space. Nowadays, basements are often the focal point of a family’s living space. Newer homes are built with the […]

Scheduling Your Projects

Life is so busy these days with both parents working and kids involved in so many activities, how does anyone keep their house organized? you may wonder.  I believe that involving the family in the projects and the process is the answer and in the long run, being organized will save you,not cost you time. […]

Fall is a Great Time to Organize Your Garage!

I think there are some common problems with garages that people share no matter where they live. They’re not just for keeping cars – we use garages to store bikes, lawn equipment, sports equipment, extra raw materials (like pieces of wood…)wood for fireplaces, tools – all kinds of stuff. For a lot of people this […]

Spring is in the Air

Well it’s almost the start of spring here in the Northeast US.  In my area we never really got a good snow storm. Lots of cold rain and grey days. Like the kids, I was hoping for at least one day off where we could shun our responsibilities and just go to the big hill […]

Time for the Great Toy Clean Out!

 Summer is a great time to help your kids do a Great Toy Clean Out! You have to call it that so it seems fun. And it really can be. Motivate your kids by finding a second hand kids store that will buy toys in good condition. Then let the kids keep the money. Or […]

Independence – A Great Thing to Teach Your Kids!

This post is for busy moms who can’t find time to do everything for their families, although you want to! If you want your children to be organized for themselves and to help around the house, you’ve got to teach them the skills – even if you haven’t mastered them yourself. Here’s a list of suggested […]

5 Steps to a Simply Fun Summer Party

As many busy moms know, this is the season of party planning:  graduations, sacraments, and in our family, birthdays. What a fun and hectic time of year! I always considered myself a bit of a party planner. I love a good theme party and I love to have friends and family fill my house. Over […]

Could your family use some time-management?

While we’re taking time off from the TV, and because the weather is getting nicer, this is a perfect time to take a step back and look at how your family spends it’s time. Are you constantly eating on the run? Living out of your minivan? Did you ever forget to pick up a child? […]

Once a Week Organizing Tips

I had the pleasure of working with a teenage client the other day. My daughter warned me that it was going to be tough to get a high school student organized, but I felt up for the challenge. Even the mother who hired me warned that her daughter did not seem motivated to do anything. […]

Five Steps for Spring Cleaning

 Spring is here and you know what that means…you can see every  smudge on your windows, every dusty baseboard and you need to dig out the garden supplies from your garage. So what’s a woman to do? Spring clean of course! As a Professional Organizer you may think my home is always pristine and clean. […]

Cleaning Out When a Loved One Has Died

Recently I had the experience of helping a family not only clean out their basement but deal with the death of their mother. The message I want to convey here is that although the task seems overwhelming, it can be done! (probably quicker than you think.) There are a few key steps to take though […]